Rachael Ward - Interpersonal Therapist, Supervisor & Couples Counsellor BAHons
I provide Counselling and Interpersonal Therapy for Individuals and Couples.
I am a qualified Supervisor
Would you like to understand yourself better? Would it help your mental health to have more insight into yourself and how you relate to others?
I have extensive knowledge and experience gained through working as a therapist within the NHS and private practice. I offer a professional service from my home in a quiet and confidential setting.
I am experienced in helping individuals and couples to develop insight into themselves and work through depression and anxiety symptoms, to feel more secure and self-accepting.
This therapy is for anyone looking to explore unhelpful patterns, to recover from difficulties in the past, manage distress and make positive changes. This in turn leads to more self-confidence and a trust in your own abilities and relationships.
I integrate different models of therapy based on the clients individual needs, goals and personal requirements from therapy:
Within the NHS I specialise in Interpersonal Therapy- this a modern therapy recommended by NICE guidelines which primarily focus on the way our relationships affect us, and also how other mental health difficulties can affect our relationships. This therapeutic approach specialises in grief, transition/life changes, relationship difficulties with self and disputes/relationships with others, such as family, friends and colleagues.
I provide Individual Counselling- this is a popular choice for it’s flexibility and successful outcomes. This includes exploring emotional difficulties and making sense of difficult situations. I help make links to past and present experiences to gain deeper insight and understanding of yourself, and your patterns of relating with others.
I provide professional support whilst processing painful experiences and emotions to gain new perspectives, and help to remove any blocks preventing you from living a more fulfilling life.
My growing interest in relationships and personal growth led me to train and deliver Couples Counselling - this centres around helping couples to develop a deeper level of communication; encouraging each to express and hear the other's needs, developing ways to resolve conflict and identify ways to make changes that will support and nurture closeness and growth in their relationship.
Couples Counselling can also helps process issues with marital affairs, family disputes, and provide support through difficult transitions, separation and divorce.
"The quality of your relationships determines the quality of your life"
Training, qualifications & experience
- PG Couples Counselling for Depression (Tavistock - Relationships)
- PG Interpersonal Supervisor Training (NSCAP Leeds)
- PG Accredited Interpersonal Therapist (NSCAP Leeds)
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- BA honours in Person-Centred Counselling
- level 4 NCFE diploma in understanding Autism
Registered Member of the BACP
Accredited member of IPTuk
Tavistocks Register for Accredited Couples Therapists: https://coupletherapyfordepression.org/accreditation/approved-accredited/practitioners
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
Individual Therapy £35 for 60 mins
Couples Counselling £50 for 60 mins
Supervision £50 for 60 mins
Trainee Counsellors £35 for 60 mins or £40 for 90 mins
I try to make therapy affordable for many- concessions are considered
Sessions offered via-Face to face, online, telephone and ‘Walk and Talk’.
Evenings and weekends available
If you would prefer the option of ‘walk and talk’ therapy. I am located in a rural area with privately owned countryside walks.
The emphasis in ‘Walk and Talk Therapy’ is on the therapy, and the walking is a secondary benefit.
You set the pace of the session. You should not expect an extremely strenuous workout or any sort of personal training. If you prefer a meditative, relaxing session of walking or a more active session. ‘Walk and Talk’ Therapy will match your pace.
If you are interested in ‘Walk and Talk’ therapy feel free to enquire further..